"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Friday, August 17, 2012

Duck Derby

Last Saturday we had the annual Duck Derby to attend.  Sounds exciting, don't you think?  It's a fundraiser for the Pregnancy Resource Center.  They had a bunch of activities to do - sort of like a carnival on a real small scale.  They had bouncy houses and slides.

 They even had one of those big inflated balls you can run inside.

 The eight year old tried it all.  He loved the slide...

 And especially the bouncy house, where he learned to do a flip.

 We were in the middle of trying to take another load from the garage out to the shed, so we called on Bugga and Papa to take the eight year old over for all the fun, and then we joined them close to the launch of the Duck Derby.

 Of course the three year old found a stick that looked like a gun.  You can't really see it in the picture, but he's shooting his little stick pistol.

 So, what is a Duck Derby?  For $10 you can buy a rubber duck with a number on the bottom of it.  They dump all the ducks into Pine Creek at the highway, and you wait, anxiously hoping your duck will arrive at the finish line first.  If it does, you win $1000.  Not a bad prize, eh?  Bugga bought the eight year old a duck.  He didn't win.  (They pay $500 for second place and $250 for third).  They must have had over 800 ducks sold.  One of the winners was a high seven hundred number.  Ironically the same person won second and third place.  Wonder how many ducks she bought...

 They had a catch crew with big long nets, and a barrier net set up a little farther down stream.

From the appearance of the sides of the creek it looked like they would be picking up ducks for the next week.  There were tons of them scattered along the shoreline.

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